Multi-layer Far-Infrared Component Technology

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$100,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
NNX09CD45P
Solitcitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2009
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
084747
Solicitation Topic Code:
S1.04
Small Business Information
Zyberwear, Inc.
2114 New Victor Road, Ocoee, FL, 34761-9115
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
168554082
Principal Investigator
 Oliver Edwards
 Principal Investigator
 (407) 295-5955
 oliver@zyberwear.com
Business Contact
 Oliver Edwards
Title: President
Phone: (407) 295-5955
Email: oliver@zyberwear.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Phase I SBIR will demonstrate the feasibility of a process to create multi-layer thin-film optics for the far-infrared/sub-millimeter wave spectral region. The process will create alternating sub-wavelength layers of window and air with high index contrast. The process proven in Phase I will be applied to Phase II commercial prototypes including mirrors with reflectivity exceeding 99.99%, design tunable band-pass and band-blocking filters, anti-reflection optics, and scanning Fabry-Perot spectrometers with simultaneous unprecedented high resolution and broad free spectral range at 100 micron wavelengths. Such spectroscopic component technology can be immediately integrated into a number of future NASA missions in Earth and planetary science, astronomy, and astrophysics, as well as having dual use and large potential markets in defense, security, and biomedicine.

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